Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C St SW, Washington, DC, 20472-0001
Distance: 252 Miles
Provides help to communities that have experienced a disaster
Assistance may include meals, shelter, or health and social services.
A place where disaster survivors can go to get information about how to apply for help or learn about disaster programs, or get updates on a case. Centers may move around in times of disaster.
Some of the services that a center may provide:
* Help applying for disaster assistance
* Guidance regarding disaster recovery
* Clarification of any written correspondence received
* Housing assistance and rental resource information
* Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
* Status of applications being processed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
* Small Business Administration (SBA) program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site
* Crisis counseling program
* Disaster legal services
* Disaster unemployment
* Funeral assistance
Register for assistance online, through a phone app or by calling (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585
If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call (800) 621-3362.
Text Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA) to locate a Disaster Recovery Center in your area. Standard message and data rates apply.
Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7:00am - 10:00pm (Central Time).
Users can also register online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov
Disaster Recovery Center lookup on agency website
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TD-1100.2000FEMA Emergency Food/Shelter Administrative Agencies Definition
Organizations that are responsible for administering the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) Program that was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the U.S. and its territories by allocating funds for the provision of food and shelter. The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA; Council of Jewish Federations; The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; and United Way of America. The Board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and United Way of America serves as the program's secretariat. The National Board awards funds to jurisdictions using a formula involving population, poverty, and unemployment data. Jurisdictions that do not qualify under the formula and thus do not receive funding directly from the National Board may receive funds through a state set aside process, and jurisdictions that do qualify may receive additional funding the same way.
TH-1500.1700Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations Definition
Organizations that have a formal role in coordinating the provision of disaster relief and/or recovery services following a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Included are coalitions of community-based organizations in a defined geographic area whose members are prepared to act in concert to respond to the emergency needs of the community during the relief and recovery phases of a disaster and non-affiliated organizations with a designated role. Some collaboratives are local VOADs (known in some places as COADs), that are organized through state-level VOAD/COAD chapters which are affiliates of the national organization, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), a formal coalition of national voluntary organizations with a common interest in providing disaster relief. Other coalitions are "interfaiths" which gather financial and other resources from the faith community and distribute them to people in need, generally after American Red Cross and other immediate relief organizations have completed their work. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.
TH-2600.6450Post Disaster Food Services Definition
Programs that meet the basic nutritional needs of relief workers and/or individuals and families whose homes have been made uninhabitable by a disaster or large scale emergency and who have no other means of purchasing food and/or preparing a meal. Food assistance may also available to individuals who have experienced a localized incident such as a house fire.
TH-2600.6500Post Disaster Mental Health Services Definition
Programs that provide a variety of services following a major disaster or large-scale emergency which help individuals cope with their own psychological reactions to the incident and/or prepare them to provide emotional support for family members, friends and neighbors who are feeling frightened, confused and no longer in control of their lives because of the event.
TH-2900.1800-200FEMA Disaster Assistance Online/Tele-Registration Definition
Toll-free hotlines operated by federal authorities which provide opportunities for people who have sustained damage in a Presidentially declared disaster to apply for whatever financial assistance is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal programs. Applicants may also may register online at www.fema.gov.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YX-1800Disaster Victims Definition
Individuals who have suffered physical injury or loss of property due to a sudden calamitous event of natural or human origin such as a fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or outbreak of war or civil unrest.
YZ-1730Disaster/Emergency Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of disasters or other times of emergency.